Department of Environmental Engineering

LI, Tianhong

LI, Tianhong

Associate Professor
Department: Environmental Engineering
Research interests: Water and sediment environment and ecological rehabilitation of Basins, LUCC and its eco-environmental effects
Tel/fax: 86-10-62753351


Ph.D., Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS, Peking University, 1998
M.S., Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS, Peking University, 1995
B.S., Department of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, 1992


2002–present, Association Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
1998–2002, Lecturer, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University


Undergraduate course: Fundamentals for environmental remote sensing; Economic analysis of environmental engineering
Graduate course: Environmental remote sensing; Simulation and control in environmental engineering



Water and sediment environment and ecological rehabilitation of Basins, LUCC and its eco-environmental effects.


1. Bai Fengjiao, Li Tianhong*. GIS and L-THIA Based Analysis on Variations of Non-point Pollution in the Guanlan River Watershed, Shenzhen, Environmental Sciences,2012,33(8);2667-2673. (in Chinese)
2. Yue Yao, Li Tianhong*. The Application of a Fuzzy Set Theory Based Markov Model in the Quantitative Prediction of Water Quality [J]. Journal of Basic Science and Engineering, 2011,(02):231-242.(in Chinese)
3. Li Tianhong, Zhaozhijie, Hanpeng. Detection and Analysis of Mangrove Changes with Multi2temporal Remotely Sensed Imagery in the Shenzhen River Estuary. Journal of remote sensing, 2002, (5):27-32. (in Chinese)
4. Yang pei, Li Tianhong*, Mao Xiaoling. Ecological Risk Analysis for Shenzhen River Watershed Based on PESR Model. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis , 2011,(04):727-734. (in Chinese)
5. Li Tianhong, Sun Yanxin, and Xue an. Integration of fertilizing models with GIS using minimum units. Environmental modeling and Software, 2003, 18(3):221-229. 
6. Li Tianhong, Ni jinren, Ju Wenxue. Land-use adjustment with a modified soil loss evaluation method supported by GIS. Future Generation of Computer Systems, 2004, 20(7):1185-1195.
7. Luo Huaming, Li Tianhong*, Ni Jinren, Wang Yudong. Water Demand for Ecosystem Protection in River with Hyper-concentrated Sediment-laden Flow. Science in China Series E-Engineering & Materials Sciences.2004, 47 (Supp.I):186-198.
8. Li Tianhong, Hanpeng, Zhao Zhijie. Impact analysis of coastal engineering projects on mangrove wetland area change with remote sensing. China Ocean Engineering, 2008, 22(2):347-358.
9. Li TH, Li WK, Qian ZH. Variations in ecosystem service value in response to land use changes in Shenzhen. Ecological Economy, 2010, 69(7):1427-1435.
10. Li Tianhong, Ma Ainai, A Case Study on Rule-based Multiple Source Data Classification Supported by GIS, International Journal of Sediment Research. 1999, 14(2):161-167.


1. Ni Jinren, Li Yitian, Jiang Enhui, Li Tianhong, Han Peng, Xue An, Zhao Lianjun, Li Yingkui, Liu Renzhi, and Li Xiuxia. The Second Prize of National S&T Progress Award, 2010, Formation mechanism of water and sediment disasters and key technologies for disaster prevention;
2. Ni Jinren, Wang Guangqian, Han Peng, Li Tianhong, Xue An, Li Zhenshan, Sun Weiling, Li Yingkui, Liang Lin, Liu Renzhi, Li Xiuxia, Ju Wenxue, Mao Xiaoling, Sun Liying, Ou Xiong and Meng Xiaojie. The first Prize of S&T Progress Award, Ministry of Education, 2008. Key technologies for rapid assessment and forecasting of water and sediment disasters;
3. Zhao Jiuran, Yao Jun, Guo Jinglun, Sun Yanxin, Yang Guohang, Li Hong, and Li Tianhong. The Second Prize of S&T Progress Award, Beijing Municipal Government, 2001. Consulting and technological system of high production and high efficient fertilization for arable land in Beijing Suburb;
4. Advanced Worker of Society of natural resources in 2004;
5. Editor of Journal of Basic Sciences and Engineering (2008-);
6. Editor of Advances in Geographical Science (2004-2007);
7. Member of administration board of Society of natural resources(2009-2013);
8. Member of committee of water resources under Society of Sustainable development of China.



His research focuses are on water-sediment environment and ecological rehabilitation of basins, and Land Use and Cover Change (LUCC) and its eco-environmental effects. In the field of water-sediment environment and ecological rehabilitation, with the Yellow River basin as the major study area, he systematically studied the spatial-temporal variation of water and soil loss, the effects of water and soil conservation on ecological water demand, revealed the characteristics of water demand in high sediment laden rivers, and analyzed the efficiency of sediment transportation. He further developed an assessment method based on land use structure by fully considering the spatial distribution patterns of land use types. In the field of LUCC and its eco-environmental effects, with Shenzhen, a typical fast urbanization area as the study area, and by means of remote sensing and GIS, he systematically analyzed the effects of LUCC, such as spatial-temporal variations of water and soil loss, non-point pollutant load, ecological service value, environmental and ecological risk assessment in estuary of the Shenzhen river and the Deep bay, mangrove wetland changes, variation of water demand. He has published more than 80 papers in peer reviewed journals and coauthored 5 books. He was awarded several prestigious awards from ministry level to national level.